CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia (RMHC) is sponsoring a fund-raising event at noon Saturday at the Charleston Family YMCA located at 100 YMCA Drive. Local power weightlifter Allen Bariaa will be attempting to break his personal bench press record of 850 pounds.
RMHC is asking supporters to pledge any amount -- from a penny on up -- per pound they believe Allen will be able to lift. Allen hopes to lift at least 900 pounds. A $5 donation is suggested at the door.